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Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in 1843 and the first edition, published on 19th December, was so successful that it sold out in just six days. The publishers had to produce two further editions between Christmas and the new year to meet the demand, and the novella has never been out of print.

A Christmas Carol tells the story of a greedy money-lender, Ebeneezer Scrooge, who is first visited by the ghost of his former business partner and then by three spirits⁠—the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. They show Scrooge’s lack of compassion to him, compelling him to act more compassionately in the future and to honor Christmas in his heart.
101 printed pages

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  • b8118324797shared an impression8 years ago
    🎯Worthwhile

    Great book

  • bessonyashared an impressionlast year
    👍Worth reading

    The first time I was ever introduced to this book was in the middle school, 5th grade I believe. It immediately impressed me and altered my brain even though I was still a child and I couldn’t fully understand what it was about. And now, coming back to this book I can reasonably ensure you that it’s one of the best I’ve ever read in my life (and I read a lot). Now I can finally understand its meaning more deeply than I’ve ever had. In short, this book is appropriate for all age groups because the story always stays the same it is just your interpretation that changes, and I find extremely delightful, comparing your thoughts and ideas to the ones you had before. For me, “A Christmas Carol” is a symbol of growing up but deeply inside still being that little child you once were, trying to find where your parents hide your Christmas gifts this time.

  • Anjli Malhotrashared an impression8 years ago
    💞Loved Up

    Ooi

Quotes

  • violetstar97has quoted8 years ago
    "Merry Christmas! What right have you to be merry? What reason have you to be merry? You're poor enough."
  • b3356210464has quoted2 years ago
    To see the dingy cloud come drooping down, obscuring everything,
  • b3356210464has quoted2 years ago
    No beggars implored him to bestow a trifle,

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